13 Education for Sustainability
Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Lowman
This course is for those who are curious to learn about environmental issues and have a strong desire to become involved in protecting our environment and make change for good. Students will explore, analyse and discuss current advances in both local and global sustainability issues from scientific and sociological perspectives. The aim of this course is to give students a better holistic understanding and appreciation for the natural world, as well as help each student develop both practical skills that allow them to think scientifically. The students will have the opportunity to carry out advanced independent inquiry, investigation and research as well as undertake a personal action for a sustainable future.
To support the cross-curricular nature of this course, the teaching is shared between two specialist teachers; half with a science specialist and half with a social science specialist.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Education for Sustainability is strongly recommended and would be an advantage, but is not required.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Approx $230 for an overnight trip to Tutukaka/Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve to support learning for AS 91735.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.